When and who should take Whey Protein?

When and who should take Whey Protein?
When and who should take Whey Protein?

When and who should take Whey Protein?

Whey Protein is a famous protein supplement and is the first choice of Bodybuilders and fitness lovers. It is 100% natural, vegetarian and high quality protein as it is found in milk.

Approximately 20% of the protein found in milk is whey protein and it contains all essential amino acids.

Whey Protein is one of the best source of Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA's) including Leucine, which stimulates muscle synthesis and is easy to digest.

How Whey Protein is made?

Whey protein gets its start at the dairy farm, naturally present in cow’s milk. Cows are brought into a specialized area for milking two to three times per day. Here the milk is collected from the cows.

The milk is transported from the dairy farm to a manufacturing facility. Liquid tankers are generally used. Upon arrival at the manufacturing facility the milk is tested for safety.

Whey protein is made during the process of producing cheese. Special enzymes are added to the milk to create the separation of curds and the liquid whey.

The liquid whey is then pasteurized and dried into a powder form. Examples of process methods include; microfiltration and ion exchange.

Types of Whey Protein

 Whey protein is available to the consumer as an ingredient in a wide variety of retail food products as well as in powder form as supplements. The types of Whey Protein are decided by its filtration process. According to the level of filtration process, whey is divided into three types:

1. Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC)
2. Whey Protein Isolate (WPI)
3. Whey Protein Hydrolyzed (WPH)

Who should take Whey Protein?

If you are following any kind of workout program, whether it is weight training or cardio or endurance training than you need 1g to 1.5g of protein per kg of body weight.

It is not possible for everyone to get such amount of protein from diet only so you can take whey protein supplement to fulfill your daily protein requirement.

Whey Protein offers a quick and easy way to increase daily protein intake and it helps to repair and build muscles after workout.

So those persons who follow training like weight training, cardio and endurance training can take whey protein as per the dose mentioned.

When should you take Whey Protein?

Post Workout is the best time to consume whey protein powder because at this time your muscles need it most. After workout your body is starved for energy and is looking for something to refuel itself.  After workout your body absorbs nutrient more easily.

 So you can take whey protein after workout but don't take too much of it. Taking 30g to 40g of whey protein is sufficient after workout. The time after workout is crucial so you can take at least 20g to 30g protein within 40 minutes after workout.

You can also take 1 scoop of whey protein supplement in between meals and can be taken with 250 to 300 ml cold water(for fast absorption) or with milk.

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